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Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Day 2)

Sunday, July 30th, 2017
Solazzo, Tamar, Kininger, Brown and Lorick of Brownskin (World Beat Pavilion, Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival)

Solazzo, Tamar, Kininger, Brown and Lorick of Brownskin (World Beat Pavilion, Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival)

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 2: Sound Familiar

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Jamel Lorick (right) and Tamar Smithers sang with Brownskin in the World Beat Pavilion on Saturday.

Jamel Lorick (right) and Tamar Smithers sang with Brownskin in the World Beat Pavilion on Saturday.

The Brownskin Band did three shows for Day 2 of the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival last weekend. The band featured several interchangeable members, but we noticed that the trio of Jamel Lorick, Tamar Smithers and TC Carter also formed a nucleus for one of our all time favorite bands from back in the day, Electric Relaxation. We saw ER for the first time at the old OnaJava Cafe. On Saturday Brownskin slowly built an audience inside the World Beat Pavilion until it became a sweatbox, sort of like Electric Relaxation used to do at OnaJava. The more things change, the more they can often sound the same.

Don’t Believe Me, Just Watch

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Funky Friday (part 3) from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Brownskin Can Make You Dance

Week in Review

Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Vocalist Lydia Caesar at CFAC

Singer-song writer Lydia Caesar brought the crowd to its feet at CFAC

We’re not sure if the bass was too strong or it was the profound timbre of Lydia Caesar’s voice that caused The Community Folk Art Center to tremble on Friday. Her performance, which was co-sponsored by WAER-FM 88, was the official kick-off for Syracuse University’s Black History Month festivities. The Queens, and NY-native showed her range by singing a slow-moving musical love letter she calls “St. Louis,” then moved further into the set with the bouncy “Lottery.” She also sang several covers.

The crowd seemed to appreciate her repertoire and showered her with praise.

Caesar was backed up for the visit by Syracuse’s Brownskin band.

Lydia's new single "Through it all" will be released Feb. 10.

Lydia’s new single “Through it all” will be released Feb. 10.

Drum Tight 315

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Young drummer Maxwell Brown leads the Syracuse Elks Band in closing out the 12th Annual Mothers Against Gun Violence Vigil on Sunday. His father is drummer Nate Brown from Brownskin Band.

Young drummer Maxwell Brown led the Syracuse Elks Band drumline on stage to close out the 12th Annual Mothers Against Gun Violence Vigil on Sunday. His father is drummer Nate Brown from Brownskin Band.

 

Drum Tight 315

Drum Tight 315

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Day 1): Friday Night Dance Party

Saturday, July 27th, 2013
A couple dances during the final set for the band Brownskin on Friday.

A couple dances during the final set for the band Brownskin on Friday.

Day One for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival was all about dancing. From the early shows to the finale, and almost everywhere in between (including an impromptu session by some young dancers), bodies just seemed to be in motion.

Some folk from the Syracuse Dance Project, along with some freelancers, occupy the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Clinton Sqaure between the World Beat and Mardi Gras Pavillions.

Some folk from the Syracuse Dance Project, along with some freelancers, occupied the landing of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Clinton Sqaure (between the World Beat and Mardi Gras tents).

Eric Blackwell (right) dances during the Blowin in the Wind set that included an Outkast cover song.

Eric Blackwell (right) dances during the Blowin in the Wind set that included an Outkast cover song.

Atlas celebrated it's 33rd year by turning Clinton Square into on big Jungle Boogie to close the show Friday night.

Atlas celebrated it’s 33rd year by turning Clinton Square into on big Jungle Boogie to close out Friday night.

Piano Lesson

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Singer Frank McComb was the headliner for the 2013 Syracuse Juneteenth Celebration

Singer Frank McComb was the headliner for the 2013 Syracuse Juneteenth Celebration

Although the city celebrated the event on Saturday, the official day for Juneteenth (June 19) is today.

On Saturday the city got it’s first taste of soul vocalist Frank McComb, who was part of the free festival.  The concert was held not too far from the Jerry Rescue Freedom Statue in historic Clinton Square.

Physically McComb resembles bassist Chris Walker and radio-personality Doug Banks.  He has his roots in gospel and dabbles in jazz, but he has a vocal and playing style most reminiscent of a mid-80s Stevie Wonder (or some at the venue said Donny Hathaway).

McComb further showed his generosity by choosing a few Syracuse-area musicians to share the stage and play during his set (including beast of the beats Stephen Bender and Brownskin Band’s Nate Brown).

Although the show stared a little late, the crowd had no problem following his groove.

Syracuse-area drummer Stephen Bender was invited to play with McComb

Syracuse-area drummer Stephen Bender was invited to play the set with McComb.

According to a promoter at the show, look for McComb to make a return to the area in September.

McComb warms up backstage before his set in Clinton Square

McComb warms up backstage before his set in Clinton Square.